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Picture of the Day - October 7, 2009

"Just stubble"

Photo of a wheat field after a golden harvest.
Photo and narrative by Ron E. Trees.                   (Click on the photo for a larger view)

As the days start to get shorter, it allows the time that I am leaving for work in the morning to be more in the golden hour for lighting. Last week as I was leaving, I noticed this scene just across the road from our home. I had to stop, get out of the car and take a few photos.

I have taken several photos this summer across this same field when the wheat was still green. Now the wheat has ripened and has all been cut. All that is left is the stubble, but even this can be beautiful. I do have to admit though that it does again point to the fact that we are on the wrong side of summer!

The farmer spends many hours out in his fields doing what he can to ensure that his crops will grow, but without the sun and the rain sent by our Heavenly Creator, all of his work would be in vain. I realize more all of time that the same is true in our lives. We can strive all that we want to be good and produce good fruit, but without our Heavenly Fathers guidance, we generally fall short.

Soon the farmer will plow this field under and get ready to repeat the whole process over again starting next spring. I speak for myself when I say I daily need to keep my life a place that can be worked with! I hope that you enjoy the photo.

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Visitor Comments...
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    A beautiful golden harvest Ron, a sure sign that winter will soon be upon us.
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Name: Gordon Brugman
    Town: Gatlinburg, TN

    Another beautiful image, Ron. The impact of just two large “fields” of color shows once again that simplicity can be stunning!
    Name: Sherri Newsome
    Town: Boise, ID

    Very nice photo Mr. Trees. The colors are awesome!
    Name: Kathy Youngblood

    Ron, this is a simple and beautiful shot. Don't you just love God's color scheme!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    I like your stubble Ron.

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